Archaeological survey by remote sensing and on the surface

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The Padua team has performed the recognition  on  the  surface  of  all anomalies interpreted on raster images obtained  by  remote  sensing  (LiDAR, Radar, Aerial photographs). For instance, the historical photographs and LiDAR images,  allowed  to  recognize  traces  of the  paleo-riverbeds  and  their  relation with the settlement patterns and the formation of agrarian landscapes, as we can see in Baone area (one of the sample areas chosen in the Euganean Hills for the reconstruction of land and water uses).

In  this  case,  on  the  LiDAR  of  this  area, after application of a visualization technique that highlights the micro-relief, we can see traces of a paleo-riverbed belonging to the river Adige, and areas of wetlands  that  have  been  drained  in  the sixteenth century and that do not currently exist. Also we can see how the plots and the roads   follow this riverbed, so this is the principal element generating the surrounding landscape.

The image shows the photo interpretation of paleobeds at Rovolon, and GIS with the archaeological records and DTM-LiDAR of Baone area with paleoriver Adige and wetlands areas.